In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell has an inspiring conversation with Rebekah Lyons, co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization, and author; her newest book is Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. During this episode, Kristin and Rebekah discuss how stress threatens our mental and physical health, and how to manage it in a holistic manner.
According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of the population experiences physical symptoms associated with stress on a regular basis. This is the result of the loneliness epidemic, the false sense of connection in the digital age. These numbers are dismal, even at a first glance. But you can handle stress in a positive, efficient, and wholesome manner that gets you back into the rhythm God created for you. The way to do this is by following four pillars: rest, restore, connect, and create.
It is essential to remember that each of us is created for community. Being alone is not what God intends for us, and that is why we are suffering and stressed when we are lonely. Committing to 15 minutes every morning to connect with God will be beneficial and uplifting. You can do this by making this time to sit down, relax, and listen to what He has to say to you. Thus you will notice that you actually can get into the rhythms God created for us to be in back into your life. Make sure to tune in to hear all the healthy and encouraging wisdom and insight from Kristin and Rebekah.
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Full Episode Transcript
Now it’s your turn!
Rebekah talks about burnout when you stay in the Connect/Create rhythm and aren’t being filled by operating in the overflow of the rhythms of Rest/Restore. Have you felt burnout in an area of your life?